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Photos: Presidential Candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi Campaigning in Urmia, West Azarbaijan

Photos by Amir Pourmand, ISNA

Mir-Hossein Mousavi, one of the four approved candidates to run in the Iran's presidential elections in June 2009, is campaigning in Iran's West Azarbaijan province. Mousavi was greeted by a large number of passionate supporters in a packed stadium in Urmia.

West Azarbaijan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. The province covers an area of 39,487 km square, or 43,660 km square including Lake Urmia. In 2006 the province had a population of 3,015,361. The capital city of the province is Urmia.

Former minister predicts Mousavi landslide
Press TV - Iran's former interior minister says the results of surveys show that Mir-Hossein Mousavi will win next month's presidential election.

"According to the latest surveys conducted by official organizations, Mousavi will win 70 to 80 percent of the vote in the upcoming presidential election," said Seyyed Abdulvahed Mousavi-Lari, who served in the cabinet of former president Mohammad Khatami.

He noted that over 60 percent of the people surveyed have declared that they will not vote for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's incumbent president, the Mehr News Agency reported.

"The closer we get to the election date, the more rapidly people's support for Mousavi increases," the former interior minister added.

Iran's 10th presidential election since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 will be held on June 12.

Mousavi-Lari did not reveal any more details about the surveys.

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